Order Paper

Date: 15 November 2016

1. Prayers

2. Question Time

2.1 Education

2.1.1 Topical Questions

2.2 Communities

2.2.1 Topical Questions


To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, following his acceptance of the public inquiry and decision to progress, for an update on the York Street Interchange project.

[Ms K Armstrong]

To ask the Minister of Health what action she will take to address the unfolding crisis in mental health waiting times in every Health and Social Care Trust across Northern Ireland.

[Mr M Durkan]

3. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Middletown Centre for Autism


That this Assembly is deeply concerned by the failure to provide residential assessments and therapies at the Middletown Centre for Autism; believes that this represents a setback for autism services across the island of Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to work with his Executive colleagues and the Minister for Education and Skills to evaluate the development of Middletown Centre for Autism, to renew their commitment to the original priorities of the Middletown Centre for Autism and ensure that all services are fully funded.

Mr B McElduff
Ms C Seeley
Ms J McCann

Motion: Nurture Provision


That this Assembly welcomes the report by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen’s University, Belfast, entitled The impact and cost-effectiveness of Nurture Groups in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland; welcomes the commitment of the Minister of Education to continuing to fund the thirty-two nurture units across Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to examine potential options to mainstream nurture provision within the current education budget.

Lord Morrow
Mr D Hilditch
Ms C Lockhart
Mr P Logan

4. Adjournment

  • Proposed Closure of the Cookstown Social Security Office

Ms L Dillon

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